We, Julia Hiltscher and Tobias Scholz, are planning a new edition of our eSports Yearbook. This will be our fifth edition (2009, 2010, 2011/12 and 2013/14). The phenomenon of competitive gaming is constantly growing and evolved into a vivid and vibrant industry that rivals traditional sports. Many media companies (e.g. ESPN) are looking more and more into eSports and we experience a new “gold rush”. Although many people are underestimating eSports as a transformational force, it has a strong impact on the media industry. This can be seen at the current buying frenzy (e.g. Twitch bought by Amazon and so on). Many companies can learn much from eSports (Researchgate).
Although, there is substantial progress in eSports, from a scientific and cultural perspective there are not that many publications.
This book gives an insight into the many facets of the eSports phenomenon. So if you would like to be published internationally in order to help out students who desperately look for eSports sources they can quote from – please consider contributing something now. This could be articles, scientific papers, essays, comics or even pictures.
Mission: Our mission is to be a reliable contemporary witness. It will be available for decades and additionally paper is a very patient material. The eSports Yearbook has been established to offer high-quality eSports articles to students and all researchers at universities. The book is a non-profit project and everybody can contribute to it. The book is already standing in universities like Stanford and the mayor of Cologne has a copy.
We will begin accepting manuscript submissions starting from now until the 15.02.2016. Please contact us as soon as possible, if you are interested in writing a piece for the book, so we can start planning.
The articles have to be written in English If you have any questions or if you would like us to help you with your topic, feel free to contact us via e-mail.
For the submission guidelines, we are completely open, and can work with everything you send in. However, please attach 1-2 sentences about yourself: I am a cute panda bear writing for Teamliquid.net; I have been an eSports journalist since 2001; My first PC was a Game Boy. Today I am a professor for Media, also teaching eSports at Carleton University, Canada.
You can easily contact the eSports Yearbook editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again we would like to thank all authors and translators for their contributions! This project would never be possible without your help and ideas.
Julia & Tobias